Originally Posted by TheArcticWolf1911
From what I hear, you can get 'em but you gotta pay a lot of fees and whatnot for them. Hoops and all that.
You can get the R32 legally, and if you buy from a place like Rivsu Imports where that one came from, they run you about 30K+ out the door, all paperwork taken care of. The price obviously depends on the model and whether or not it's a 2 door or 4 door.
The R33 and R34 however are not federally legal. They are not 25 years old, and do not qualify for exempt status from emissions and safety standards. This is why they are not federally legal, they don't meet the US safety and emission standards. Simply because they were never fully tested.
There are still plenty of R33's and R34's driving around the US, however they're only state legal, which is a grey topic. If the government ever gets involved with the car, such as it gets impounded for street racing, it's an automatic seizure and will be crushed at a government approved recycler. It's really a sad story full of corruption, greed, and just absolutely stupid regulations as to why we can't have the R33 or R34, and a few other amazing Japanese cars.